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ANNUAL MEETING 2014

The International Qur’anic Studies Association will host its 2014 annual meeting November 21– 24, beginning one day before the SBL/AAR conference in San Diego, California. The call for papers is now closed.

The full schedule for the San Diego meeting is now available below. (Visitors should will have access to the San Diego program book in early November)

The Qur’an: Historical Context, Manuscripts, and Material Culture (IQSA)

11/21/2014

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Room: Room 23 B (Upper level) – San Diego Convention Center (CC) Theme: Panel 2: The Qur’an: Historical Context and Material Culture

Luke Treadwell, University of Oxford, Presiding

Wadad Kadi, Oriental Institute, Chicago ‘Abd al-Hamid al-Katib’s Use of the Qur’an in His Legal, Theological, and Historical Letters (30 min)

Francesca Leoni, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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ANNUAL MEETING 2014 | International Qur'anic Studies Association

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Mighty (S)words: Protective and Apotropaic Uses of the Qur’an (30 min)

Peter Webb, University of London Inhabiting the Book: The Qur’an and Space in Mamluk Religious Architecture (30 min)

Robert Hoyland, Oriental Institute, Oxford Writing the Qur’an in Stone: Use of the Muslim Scripture in Early Arabic Inscriptions (30 min)

International Qur’anic Studies Association

11/21/2014

4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Room: Room 23 C (Upper level) – San Diego Convention Center (CC)Keynote Lecture

Emran El-Badawi, University of Houston, Presiding

Emran El-Badawi, University of Houston, Introduction (10 min)

Angelika Neuwirth, Freie Universität Berlin Qur’anic Studies and Historical-Critical Philology. The Qur’an’s staging, penetrating, and eclipsing Biblical tradition (45 min)

Andrew Rippin, University of Victoria (BC), Respondent (20 min)

International Qur’anic Studies Association

11/21/2014

5:15 PM to 6:30 PM Room: Room 24 A (Upper level) – San Diego Convention Center (CC)

Reception

Qur’anic Studies: Methodology and Hermeneutics (IQSA)

11/22/2014

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Room: Room 24 C (Upper level) – San Diego Convention Center (CC) Theme: The Qur’an and Justice: How Removable are the Contradictions?

Gabriel Reynolds, University of Notre Dame, Presiding Daniel Madigan, Georgetown University, Respondent

Farid Esack, University of Johannesburg

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The Qur’an on Black and White: Exploring Possible Traces of Race and Racism in Tafsir (20 min)

Jerusha Tanner Lamptey, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York Muslima Theology and Relational Qur’anic Hermeneutics (20 min)

Karen Bauer, The Institute of Ismaili Studies Interpreting away the Qur’an: Hermeneutical Strategies for Reconciling Text and Values (20 min)

Fred M. Donner, University of Chicago Approaching the Qur’an’s Contradictory Statements on ahl al-kitab (20 min)

Discussion (20 min)

International Qur’anic Studies Association

11/22/2014

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Room: Room 1 B (Upper level) – San Diego Convention Center (CC)

Mentorship Lunch (Details TBA)

The Qur’an: Historical Context, Manuscripts, and Material Culture (IQSA)

11/22/2014

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Room: Room 24 C (Upper level) – San Diego Convention Center (CC) Theme: Panel 1: Historical Context and Qur’an Manuscripts

Keith Small, London School of Theology, Presiding

François Déroche, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes MS R38 from Kairouan, Tunisia and Its Umayyad Context (20 min)

Daniel Brubaker, Rice University Manuscript and Tradition: Exploring Scribal Alterations in Early Qur’ans in View of the Qira’at and Masahif Literature (20 min)

Umberto Bongianino, University of Oxford Early Qur’anic Manuscripts from the Muslim West: A Typological Survey (20 min)

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Nuria Martínez-de-Castilla-Muñoz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid Sixteenth-Century Spanish Translations of the Qur’an: The Almonacid de la Sierra Atelier (20 min)

Discussion (50 min)

The Qur’an and the Biblical Tradition (IQSA) Joint Session With: The Qur’an and the Biblical Tradition (IQSA), Syriac Literature and Interpretations of Sacred Texts

11/22/2014

4:00 PM to 6:30 PM Room: Room 24 B (Upper level) – San Diego Convention Center (CC) Theme:The Qur’an and Christian Oriental Traditions

Holger Zellentin, University of Nottingham, Presiding

Sidney Griffith, Catholic University of America The Suhuf of Abraham and Moses (25 min)

Abdulla Galadari, Masdar Institute The Camel Passing through the Eye of the Needle: A Comparison between the Qur’an, the Greek Gospels, and Tatian’s Syriac Diatessaron (25 min)

Cornelia B. Horn, Catholic University of America Parallel Structures, Polemical Interpretations: An Intertextual Approach to Jesus’ Miracles in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Normative and Interpretive Texts (25 min)

Nicolai Sinai, Oxford University The Eschatological Kerygma of the Early Qur’anic Surahs in light of Syriac Literature (25 min)

Paul Neuenkirchen, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes The Qur’anic “Vision Pericopes” in light of a Christian Apocrypha (25 min)

The Qur’an and the Biblical Tradition (IQSA)

11/23/2014

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Room: Room 24 C (Upper level) – San Diego Convention Center (CC)

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Theme: Bible, Qur’an, and Jewish Traditions

Cornelia Horn, Catholic University of America, Presiding

Hamza M. Zafer, University of Washington Jonah and the Ninevites: Prophecy to Communal Outsiders in the Qur’an (25 min)

Emad Botros, McMaster Divinity College The Recalcitrant Prophet: Jonah Between the Qur’an and the Hebrew Bible Traditions (25 min)

Michael Pregill, Elon University Another Brick in the Wall: The Intertwining of Biblical and Qur’anic Exegesis in Islamicate Midrash (25 min)

Reuven Firestone, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (California Branch) Shabbat Violation in Qur’anic Discourse (25 min)

Holger Zellentin, University of Nottingham The Qur’an and Rabbinic Judaism: “Mecca” and “Medina” between Palestine and Babylonia (25 min)

Business Meeting (30 min) All IQSA members should attend!

Qur’anic Studies: Methodology and Hermeneutics (IQSA)

11/23/2014

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Room: Room 24 B (Upper level) – San Diego Convention Center (CC) Theme: Qur’anic Hermeneutics: Diversity Beyond Muslim/Non-Muslim Binaries

Ebrahim Moosa, Duke University, Presiding

Clare Wilde, University of Auckland Contemporary Echoes of Early Christian Arabic Approaches to the Qur’an (20 min)

Sayeh Meisami, University of Toronto Qur’anic Hermeneutics and Islamic Philosophy: A Study of Ibn Sina’s Commentary on Surat al-Falaq in Comparison with His Philosophical Writings on the Problem of Evil (20 min)

David R. Vishanoff, University of Oklahoma

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Reenchanting the Qur’an: Hermeneutical Applications of the Ash’ari Concept of God’s Eternal Speech (20 min)

Yusuf Rahman, State Islamic University Jakarta Indonesia The Indonesian Muslim Responses to the Use of Hermeneutics in the Study of the Qur’an (20 min)

Discussion (30 min)

Andrew Rippin, University of Victoria (BC), Respondent (10 min)

The Qur’an and the Biblical Tradition (IQSA) Joint Session With: The Qur’an and the Biblical Tradition (IQSA), Qur’an and Biblical Literature

11/23/2014

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Room: Room 24 C (Upper level) – San Diego Convention Center (CC) Theme: Bible and Qur’an: Confirmation, Conversation, Conflict

John Kaltner, Rhodes College, Presiding

Ashoor Yousif, University of Toronto Claiming the Claimed: Islamic Exegesis of Biblical Prophecies During the ‘Abbasid Period (30 min)

Salah Mahgoub Edris, Cairo University The Christian Interpretation of the Qur’an in Syriac Literature (30 min)

Mohammad Hasan Ahmadi, University of Tehran The Qur’anic Terminology of the Biblical Tradition (30 min)

Carol Schersten LaHurd, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago The Academy vs. the Grassroots: Cognitive Dissonance on Interfaith Dialogue (30 min)

Roberta Sabbath, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Teaching Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur’an to Undergraduate English Majors and Elective Students (30 min)

Linguistic, Literary, and Thematic Perspectives on the Qur’anic Corpus (IQSA)

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11/23/2014

4:00 PM to 6:30 PM Room: Room 24 C (Upper level) – San Diego Convention Center (CC) Theme: Themes and Rhetorical Tools in the Qur’an

Sarra Tlili, University of Florida, Presiding Anne-Sylvie Boisliveau, University of Groningen, Presiding

D.S. Adnan Majid, University of California-San Diego Virgins of a Virginal Paradise: The Use of Synecdoche in Surah Rahman (18 min)Discussion (5 min)

Thomas Hoffmann, Københavns Universitet Delivering the Qur’an: Metaphors of Qur’anic Maternality and Natality (18 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Devin Stewart, Emory University Anomalous Rhyme-Words in the Qur’an and Their Implications (18 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Break (10 min)

Vanessa De Gifis, Wayne State University The Economy of Excellence: A Thematic Study of Fadl in the Qur’an (18 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Andrew G. Bannister, Melbourne School of Theology Retelling the Tale: A Computerized Oral-Formulaic Analysis of the Qur’an (18 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Carl Ernst, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Respondent (25 min)

Qur’an Seminar (IQSA)

11/24/2014

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Room: AB (Level 3 (Aqua)) – Hilton Bayfront (HB)

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Theme: Surah 74 and Q 18:60–102

Tommaso Tesei, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Presiding

Participants will discuss together the two selected Qur’anic passages.

Mehdi Azaiez, University of Notre Dame, PanelistGerald Hawting, School of Oriental and African Studies, Panelist

Thomas Hoffmann, Københavns Universitet, Panelist

Daniel Madigan, Georgetown University, Panelist

David Penchansky, University of Saint Thomas (Saint Paul, MN), Panelist

Gabriel Reynolds, University of Notre Dame, Panelist

Stephen Shoemaker, University of Oregon, Panelist

Tommaso Tesei, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Sarra Tlili, University of Florida, Panelist

Qur’an Seminar (IQSA)

11/24/2014

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Room: AB (Level 3 (Aqua)) – Hilton Bayfront (HB) Theme: Surahs 19 and 88

Mehdi Azaiez, LabexResmed/KU Leuven, Presiding

Participants will discuss together the two selected Qur’anic passages.

Mehdi Azaiez, University of Notre Dame, Panelist

Gerald Hawting, School of Oriental and African Studies, Panelist

Thomas Hoffmann, Københavns Universitet, Panelist

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Daniel Madigan, Georgetown University, Panelist

David Penchansky, University of Saint Thomas (Saint Paul, MN), Panelist

Gabriel Reynolds, University of Notre Dame, Panelist

Stephen Shoemaker, University of Oregon, Panelist

Tommaso Tesei, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Sarra Tlili, University of Florida, Panelist

Linguistic, Literary, and Thematic Perspectives on the Qur’anic Corpus (IQSA)

11/24/2014

4:00 PM to 6:30 PM Room: Room 17 B (Mezzanine level) – San Diego Convention Center (CC) Theme: Detecting Ring Patterns: Insights into the Qur’an’s Structure and MeaningThis panel is dedicated to the emerging field of Semitic Rhetoric/Ring Composition theory applied to the Qur’an.

Sarra Tlili, University of Florida, Presiding Anne-Sylvie Boisliveau, University of Groningen, Presiding

Dalia Abo-Haggar, Harvard University Symmetry and Asymmetry in the Qur’an (18 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Giuliano Lancioni, Università degli Studi Roma Tre and Raoul Villano, Università degli Studi Roma Tre The Self-Similar Koran (18 min)

Discussion (5 min)

AbdelMadjid Benhabib, University of Tlemcen – Algeria Lexical Repetition in Noah’s Discourse in the Qur’an (18 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Break (10 min)

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Raymond Farrin, American University of Kuwait Ring Structure in Sura 9: Repentance Emphasized (18 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Rick Oakes, North-West University (South Africa) The Semitic Rhetoric of Surat al-Nisa’ 153-162 Imparts Meaning to Shubbiha in Aya 157a (18 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Anne-Sylvie Boisliveau, University of Groningen, Respondent (10 min)

Discussion (15 min)

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